Category: Northwest Cycling
An early Pacific Northwest bike ride that ushers in the mountain biking season has been postponed from this weekend to March 9 due to predicted heavy snowfall.
The ride — Stinky Spoke — bills itself as “Good Times, Bad Weather,” but apparently the Seattle area snowfall predicted for this weekend threatened bad weather that wouldn’t …
Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2019/02/08/stinky-spoke-postponed-due-to-weather/
Automatic bicycle counters on the Spokane Street Bridge below the West Seattle Bridge are showing a spike in bike traffic since the closure of the Highway 99 Viaduct last week.
The rate of bicyclists opting for two wheels to get from West Seattle to downtown has jumped to numbers equal to typical spring and fall …
Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2019/01/24/commuters-take-to-bikes-to-avoid-seattle-squeeze/
If you’re looking for a bicycling themed calendar to help keep track of your busy days as your roll through 2019, consider two that feature Washington rail-trails on their covers.
The calendar I’m most excited about is published by Rails to Trails Conservancy, featuring a photo I took last fall on the Snoqualmie Valley Regional …
Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2018/12/05/calendars-feature-washington-bicycle-trails-on-covers/
Washington state’s reputation as a rainy destination is proved false every summer and fall as blue skies greet bicyclists coming to the Evergreen State.
You’ll notice that the week-long and across-state rides below are scheduled during that sunny period.
The Cascade Bicycle Club and Adventure Cycling Association, both nonprofits, schedule the bulk of the longer …
Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2018/11/27/washington-states-2019-week-long-bicycle-rides/
The man killed in Saturday’s mountain lion attack in the Cascade foothills east of North Bend has been identified as S.J. Brooks, 32, a Seattle bicycle enthusiast and advocate. His injured friend, also of Seattle, was identified as Isaac Sederbaum, 31.
The two were identified by the state Department of Fish and Wildlife, according to …
Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2018/05/21/bicyclists-in-cougar-attack-identified-mountain-lion-was-emaciated/
Mountain bikers in the Pacific Northwest have a new concern about riding in the remote Cascade foothills after news spread that a cougar attack in the forests east of Snoqualmie and North Bend left one biker dead and another injured.
The Seattle Times reports it was only the second fatal mountain lion attack in the …
Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2018/05/20/mountain-lion-attacks-2-mountain-bikers-in-western-washington-leaving-1-dead-and-1-injured/
One of the longest rail-trails in the US just underwent a name change.
The Washington Parks and Recreation Commission voted on Thursday to change the name of the John Wayne Pioneer Trail to the Palouse to Cascades State Park Trail.
The new name reflects the trail’s geographical stretch across Washington state from the rolling Palouse …
Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2018/05/17/palouse-to-cascades-state-park-trail-is-new-name-for-john-wayne-pioneer-trail/
Here’s a reminder that May is National Bike Month.
We’ve already had Bike to School Day on May 9, and Cyclofemme this past Mother’s Day on May 13.
This week is Bike to Work Week, and Friday is Bike to Work Day in most cities. In Seattle, the Cascade Bicycle Club calls it Bike …
Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2018/05/17/in-case-you-forgot-friday-is-bike-to-work-day-but-you-can-bike-everywhere/
Is it time to rename the popular bicycle touring trail that crosses most of the state of Washington from Rattlesnake Lake to the Idaho border?
The state says its considering changing the name of the John Wayne Pioneer Trail that runs through Iron Horse State Park and is asking the public to weigh in.
The John …
Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2018/04/13/choosing-a-name-for-john-wayne-pioneer-trail-in-iron-horse-state-park/
The state Department of Natural Resources last week closed a section of the cross-state John Wayne Pioneer Trail in eastern Washington for an indefinite period between Beverly and Lind.
In a press release on Friday, the DNR said it closed this segment of the trail due to a lack of funding to perform maintenance.
Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2018/04/09/section-of-john-wayne-pioneer-trail-closed-in-eastern-washington/